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ADA experts share how to ensure compliance with Federal and State accessibility requirements and incorporate Universal Design in Higher Education settings.

3/4/2019 to 3/5/2019
When: March 4th -5th
Mon 7:30 AM - Tuesday 12:00 PM
Where: UNC Charlotte Popp Martin Student Union
9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte,
Charlotte, NC  28223
United States
Contact: Sandra Doherty
7049965877


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 Physical Accessibility Symposium
March 4-5, 2019 
UNC Charlotte Popp Martin Student Union

ADA experts share how to ensure compliance with Federal and State accessibility requirements and incorporate Universal Design in Higher Education settings.

Agenda: 
Monday March 4th, 2019 
7:30AM Check in
8:30AM Welcome Remarks
               Chancellor Philip L. Dubois 
UNC Charlotte
                Katie Montie  
UNC Charlotte
                
Kate Shelton Executive Director AIA Charlotte

8:45 AM  Jim Bostrom, M. Arch.,PA The Accessible Campus”
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Laurel Wright “Program Access through the Design Perspective Process”
11:30 AM  Q&A with Jim Bostrom and Laurel Wright
12:15 PM Lunch Break (Provided)
1:30 PM Breakout Presentations Session 1
            “Physical Accessible Student Housing” John Storch
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Design Challenges for a Campus in the PiedmontKathryn Horne, Peter Franz, Allison Merriman
             
Campus Access from the Student’s Point of View: The Good, The Bad, and The Meh” DS SAB
             
“How Universal Design Actively Engages Instructors in Active Learning Classrooms” Bobby Hobgood
          
  “From Vision to Mission: Making a Campus Accessible to Everyone” Helena Connors

2:45 PM Break

3:00 -4:15 Breakout Presentations Session 2
             “Collaborating Across Campus for Accessibility and Compliance” Panel Discussion
             
“Achieving Universal Design” Tod Stevens, AIA, Progressive AE
             "
Campus Access from the Student’s Point of View: The Good, The Bad, and The Meh” DS SAB
            
 “How Universal Design Actively Engages Instructors in Active Learning Classrooms” Bobby Hobgood
            
“From Vision to Mission: Making a Campus Accessible to Everyone” Helena Connors

4:15 PM Conclude Day 1

 

Tuesday March 5th, 2019 
8:00 AM Check In
8:30 AM UNC Charlotte campus accessibility review with Jim Bostrom and Laurel Wright, followed by discussion with attendees
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Q&A with Jim and Laurel--specific to UNC Charlotte campus
12:00 PM Close

 

SPEAKER BIOS: 
James Bostrom, M.Arch., P.A. 
Deputy Chief (ret.), Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division 
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Bostrom managed the ADA Design Unit where he supervised a team of architects, code specialists, and other members of the professional staff. His unit provides key technical expertise for the Section's enforcement and technical assistance activities. He worked closely with DOJ's attorneys, investigators, and information specialists. He also worked closely with ADA compliance issues for State and local governments. For more than 30 years Mr. Bostrom has focused on accessibility and accessible design, design and human factors research, design consulting, publication development, and technical assistance. 

Laurel W. Wright
Chief Accessibility Code Consultant
NC Dept of Insurance/OSFM, Raleigh, NC 

Laurel W. Wright has been Chief Accessibility Code Consultant with the NC Dept of Insurance/OSFM for over twenty years. Her primary responsibility includes interpretation of the accessibility provisions of the NC Building Code. Ms. Wright has held ICC certifications as a Plans Examiner, Commercial Building Inspector, Building Inspector and Fire Inspector II and holds North Carolina Level III Inspector certifications in both Building and Fire. She is on the East Carolina University Interior Design Advisory Board and for 20 years has been a frequent guest lecturer for sophomore through senior level interior design studios. In 2007, ECU named her one of their Centennial Legacy Leaders. For over nine years, she has written the AccessUpdate Newsletter, which provides commentary on accessibility issues. Ms. Wright has a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and is a member of the ANSI A117.1 Committee.

Tod Stevens, AIA,
Learning Practice Leader
Progressive AE
Tod Stevens, AIA, serves as a dedicated learning practice leader for Progressive AE, a full-service architecture and engineering firm with offices in Michigan and North Carolina.  With 25+ years of experience and more than 20 award-winning projects, Tod is asought afterspeaker. He is ingrained in the higher education market, serving notableclients across the country such as the University of Texas at Dallas, St. John Fisher College, Central Michigan University, Old Dominion University, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. As an advocate and leader of accessibility in the built environment, Tod has utilized the principles of Universal Design to help higher education organizations achieve their missions and ensure access for all. Currently, Tod is working with Syracuse University to design a fully accessible and forward-thinking home for the Burton Blatt Institute, a global advocacy group for persons with disabilities. Tod holdsa Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University, a Master of Architecture from The University of Michigan, and has continued his professional development in Executive Education in Campus Master Planning, Child Development Centers, and Planning and Design of Libraries from Harvard University.


 


AIA Charlotte + UNC Charlotte are committed to having an accessible campus for individuals with disabilities.  To request accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals should complete a request form at https://accessibility.uncc.edu/webform/requesting-services-events  or email the request to accessibility.uncc.edu, or contact the Office of Disability Services at 7046870040 (tty/v).  Requests should be made at least 7 business days prior to the event.



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